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LOCAL INTELLIGENCE. PEMJBKOKESHIRK BATTALION OF VOLUNTEERS—This battalion will muster in the Castle Square to-day at two o'clock, and proceed to Pcrttield for drill, C'SARGE OF ROBBERY.—At the Magistrates' Clerk's Office on Monday, baftre Dr. Rows and 0. E. Davies, E-q, Levi Jenkins was charged with stealing a gold chain and certain money from tbeperann of John Phelps, lv! ;q. The case had bean remanded frc-m the 21st ins!. The accused was discharged. UNIVERSITY OF LONDON.—Among the successful can- didates at the recent examination of the above univer- sity. we are pleased to observe the name of Mr Arthur it. Saunders of this to wn. Mr Saunders at the Prelimi- nary Scientific Examination for toe degree of M. B., was placed in the first division and was the only medical student who obtained first class-iionoura in Chemistry and Natural Philosophy. i KiLGinrsAX LAWBENCE FAIR.-—This annual fair was held on Monday and Tuesday week. The fnir on the first day was well supplied with cattle and horses, and good fat stock met with a ready sale under previous prices. The inferior and yeunsj stock were little sought after. The horse and colt fair was small, and the quality below the usual average. A good many sales were effected. The mpply of sheep and pigs on the second 'Jay was large, but there was little demand, at reduced prices. I TWO UOTWKS KILTED IN THE GUF-AT WE?TEKN RAIL- WAY STATION-YARD.—On Wednesday evening two horses ware killed at the Cardiff station-yard by an engine which WHS running up the line to the amnne-sheda from the station. The horses had long been employed in working in the station-yard, but on Wednesday evening the man who usually worked them was away, and they were in charge of a stranger. When the engine was tanning np the line the horses appeared to bo frightened, and the roan in charge was unable to manage them; in consequence of which both horses were struck by the engine and killed, jnst st. the Newtown crossing. They were t'aaproperty of Mr John Bland, and valued at about £ 40 or £ 50. TIIB MILPOBD LINE.—The "Weterford and Milford line of steamers ought to bo fostered by Government when we consider the energy and enterprise the pro- prietors have displayed, and the facilities they afford of a rapid passage between the South of Ireland and London, not to tske into account South Wales. The fine new steamship 'Great Western,' Captain Pearn in command, built expressly for the line, made the passage from quay to quay, between Milford and TVaterford, in 6 hours and 40 minutes. IToder these circun*3!nnees the companv certainly deserve a postal subsidy.- Water- ford Standard. DISTRESSING OCCUKREKCE.~A most distressing fatal accident occurred in this neighbourhood last week, and one which we record with no rdinary feelings of sadness. As Mrs Meyler, wife of Mr T. D. Meyler, High Street, iu this town, was returning from Dale in a p)a3 en, the horse took fright at seme object in the road, and Mrs < Meyler pitched out of the vehicle and received sueh serious Injuries as to lead to almost immediate death. As ( by miracle the other partisseaeaped serious injury. Most deep and heartfelt sympathy is every where felt and ex- pressed for the bereaved husband and the little family thus efirly deprived of the care and guidance of one whom in an eminent degree to know was to love and •33teem. WBSLEYAN CHAPEL.—At the termination of the usual service at the Wcslcyan Chapel on Monday evening, a meeting was held for the purpose of presenting a testi- monial to the Rev W. R. Rogers and Mrs Rogers, who are about to leave this ploce for Meithyr Tydvil. Mr James Phillips, of Dew-street, presided, The testimonial consisted of a tea service in electro plate, and bore the following inscription:—-This service was presented by the S'ewards and friends of the Wesleyan Chapel to the Rev W. K. Rogers and Mrs Rogers as a token" of affec- tionate regard on their leaving Haverfordwest. August 28th, 1867.' The presentation was made, by Mr William of who bore the highest testi- mony to the services of the rev. gentleman, and expressed the deep regret which they aiffelt in parting with him and his family. Tbe rev. gentleman acknowledged the presentation in a feeling speech, in which he spoke of the kindness with which he had bren treated since his residence in Haverfordwest, and stated that his connec- tion with the Wesleyan Church in this town was one which he should always look hack upon witi) the most pleasurable feelings. The service wa" of a very hand- some pattern, and was obtained at the establishment of Mr T. J. White, of Market-street. OP. the same occa- sion, the Misses Rogers, daughters of the rev. gentle- man (who have taken an active part in the teùclJing in the Sunday School) were each presented with tokens of the esteem and respcct with which they are regarded by their frler.ds.—On Sunday, the rev. gentleman preached his farewell sermon to the congregation, when the ehapcl was fiiied to oreiflowing. The sermon was eloquent and impressive, and was listened to throughout with pro- found atteotiou. Mr Rogers has, daring his three years' connection with Haverfordwest, the all classes, and his removal to another sphere of duty has evoked a very general expression of regret. LP.CTT.T.E AT LITTLE HAVEN.—On Thursday evening, the loth inst., a lecture was delivered at the Tabernable Chapel, in this place, by ohn Lewis, Esq., on •' The life and times of .Roger Williams, the founder of the colony of Rhode Island. The lecture which occupied but an hour in its delivery, was of a very high order its prin- cipal characteristics may be considered to be condensitv, suggestiveness, power, and beauty. The worthy lecturer was in one of h:s happiest moods, and completely swayed the audience at his will, who frequently and enthusiasti- cally applauded him as be advanced in his course. The chair was ably occupied by John Lloyd, Esq, of Haver- fordwest, whose eloquent addresses at the commence- ment and the close of the lecture were listened to with delight by the company, and afterwards formed a theme of universal praise. Another element which greatly con- tributed to the success of the evening's proceedings was, the excellent singing of a numerous and efficient choir from Haverfordwest, who came down to render assis- tance, or rather to carry through this part of the public work of the meeting. At the close a vote of thanks td the lecturer was proposed by E. Armstrong Esq., of Bristol, and seconded by the Rev. T. F. Nathan, of Bryn J.2awr, Monmouth, and carried with acclamation, and was briefly and suitably acknowledged by the lecturer. Mr E. Armstrong again moved, and the Rev. Theophilus James seconded, a vote of thanks to the chairman for his valuable aid, which was suitably acknowledged by him. A vote of thanks to the Haverfordwest choir for their valuable aid was moved by John Cook, Esq., oj: the Creampots and seconded by W. Roberts;, Esq., of Eippaston. Alter a few words of thanks from the Min- ister cf the place to all who had rendered their kind aid, the oroceedingB were brought to a close by the choir singing in their beat style, one of their choica tunes. The company that gathered was large, and highly respectable, and all appeared to feel that they h^d spent a profitable evening. HAVERFORDWEST PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at. the Shire Hall on Thurs- day, before the Mrtyor._ John Madocks, Esq, T. Rule Owen, Esq, Summers Harford, Esq, and the Rev James Phiiipps. ALE HOUSE LICENCES. The licences fQr the several ale houses in the town were renewed, with the exception of that of the Oak Inn, St Thomas Green, kept by James Jones. Mr Cecil ob- jected to the renewal of the licence, stating that it was a most disorderly house; that the landlord had been in prison for a breach of the peace and fined for an assault, on the police, and that his wife had been twice convicted for drunkenness during tne year. The Bench unanimously refused to grant a new licence. The Mayor said that there were three or four houses besu^s which were badly conducted, and that if similar complaints were made against them, he should oppose their renewal at the next annual meeting. ASSAULT. Ann TJartin was charged with assaulting Mary Owen. The defendant did not appear. P.C. Morse said that when he left the summons at the defendant's last residence, lie was told that she had goue away, and be bad since ascertained she had not returned. The Bench adjourned the case for a month, and gave instructions to the police to st-rve a copy of the summons on the defendant if her residence could be found in the meantime, NON-PAYMENT OF GAS RATE. Mary Llewellyn, of the Old Quay, was summoned for non payment, of gas rates. The defendant did cot appear. Mr Norman proved that the rates wsro due, and the Bench ordered a distress warrant to issue. STEALING FROM AN EMPLOYER. Charles Picton, aged 15 years, was charged with stealing certain moneys, a key, cash book, and cash bag, the property of his master, Mr F. J. Selick. The accused pleaded guilty, stating, in answer to the Bench, that he lost about X.3 out of the bag, and he was afraid to tell his master of it. Mr Seiick said that the defendant. had hitherto borne a good character, and had been in his employ about four months The Bipcli ordered the prisoner to he confined in the House of Correction for three months with hard labour. Mr T. Rule Owen. remarked tbat the prisoner ought to consider himself very fortunate m getting off with so slight a punishment. The Clerk said that the prosecutor might have made a much higher charge against him but had preferred the inferior one in considet.ation of the prisoner's youth, and in the hope that the present would be his last offence. BOOSE PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Shire Hal!, on Satur- day, before 0. E Davie: Esq, A. B. Starbuck, Esq, Rev Peter Phelps, Rev Morris Williams, and Rev J. Tombs. •DESERTING SERVICE. John Jenkins was charged with deserting the service cf John Davie?. The case was adjourned for a week. ASSAULT. Joseph Phillips was charged with assaulting Wil- liam Benjamin, collector of tells at Castle Hall Bridge. The defendant denied the charge. The complainant deposed that on the evening of the 17th instant, the defendant came to the -Bridge, and he demanded a half-penny from him for passing. The defendant said Ha would see him and attempted to pass. He caught hold of him, and the defendant dragged him 12 feet on the bridge, and struck him on the breast. The defendant was drunk. William Owen came after the defendant, and after he was struck, Owen gave him a' halfpenny in payment for the de" fendant. The defendant asserted, that he did not strike the com- plainant, whom he told that Owen would pay for him, as he had no change. William Owen, of Big Honey borough, deposed that he was close to the defendant at the Bridge, and heard him tell the complainant that he (witness) would pay for him. He paid a penny, for himself and defendant. He did not see the defendant strike the complainant. The Beach dismissed the case. STEALING WEARING APPAREL.—' THE COUNTY CROP.' William Banner, aged 15, was ohargtd with stealing a jacket and waistcoat the property of William Rocb, at the parish of Brawdy. The prisoner pleaded guilty. In answer to the Bench, the prisoner said he had no father or mother, and three years ago he had been in the Union. Rev P. Phelps: Who cut your hair so closely ? Prisoner Op in prison, sir. Rev P. Phelps: They have no right to cut the hair of a prisoner who is remanded. They cut prisoners' hair after sentence. Mr Starbuck He haa pleaded guilty now. Rev P. Phelps: That is no reason why it should be done before the trial. The jailer ought to be told of it, I might be confined there innocently, and I should not like to have my hair out in that manner. In answer to the Bench, P. S. Wade said that the value of the articles stolen was between 4s and 5a, and that they were taken from a loft not belonging to the house. The Bench severely reprimanded the prisoner, and ordered him to be imprisoned for a month. Rev P. Phelps The jailer's attention ought to be called to this affair about the cutting of the prisoner's hair. A prisoner's hair is not to be cut at the option of the jailer: it is not done before trial. P. Sergeant Clarke was requested to make the jailer acquainted with the opinion of the Bench.
The schooner 'Glide,' 76 tons register, Patrick Ivala- ghan. master, with coals from Cardiff to Londonderry, put into Tenby harbour, having' shipped a sea at one p.ru., when about teu miles NNW of Caldy, which washed away her boat and part of her bulwarks. One day last week as Mr Nicholas Nowells of the smack 'Hiram,' was engaged in hauling in the trawl on board the smack, he noticed a huge dog-fish slung by the middle through one of the large meshes of the net, the fish being at least eighteen inches from his hands he dd not trouble himself about its presence, but continued hauling away, suddenly the creature threw its head on one side, made a snap at his band, and bit out a piece about the size of half-a-crown. As this is the first case of the kind we have ever heard of, we give publicity to it espocialiy for the warning of those engaged in fishing. PETTY SESSIONs.-Friday.-Beflwe the Mayor, and Messrs C. Alien, W. Rees, and W. Huim,— James Thomas was charged by Ralph Leith Gordon with breaking his counter in the Commercial Inn, with an assault, and with being drunk and refusing to leave the house when re- quested. He was dismissed on the first two charges, and fined Is and costs on the last .-Riclwrd Jones, a tinplate worker, was charged with stealing from the dwelling house of William Williams, at the Prince of Wales public house, the sum of £ 15. He chose to be dealt with summarily, and was committed to the house of cor- rection for six months. Last week a boat belonging to a person residing in Saundorsfoot, made a very successful haul of rock mackerel, so many indeed that there was only a strake and a half of the boat's gunwale above water. Wishing to get as good a market for the fish KS possible, the crew made for Carmarthen,but setting out rather soon ou the tide, they had to sail in a very narrow channel; by some means or other the boat got drifted across the channel and stuck fast in the sand the lop of the tide at once filled the boat, the fish began to swim out, and the crew, after many unavailing attempts to get her off were obliged to make for land, which, after some danger, they succeeded i hi doing, ST. FLOKENCE.—Previous to our issue last week we oad received no further account of the concert at thi3 village than that the collection was large, £ 9 183. 4d and the room crowded. We have since beeu iaaformed that, being the ninth in usccesaion of an annual series, this concert was in all respects the best. The choir had, evidently, been w.-dl trained and well exercised, and led by their able and indefatigable conductor, Mr. Barnaschone, went most creditably through a choice programme of pieces selected from the works of the first composers. The choruses were extremely spirited, and the duets sung with great delicacy and expression. Mr. Gregory's songs were much applauded, and the accompanying chorus of male voices to one of them was very soft and plaintive. The time and accent throughout "were good, and if ve may select one pieco as deserving of special plaintive. The time and accent throughout were good, and if we may select one pieco as deserving of special commendation we would name the March of the Men of. Harlech.' We hope that this little association of vocalists will long contioue to flourish, and for many a year have an opportunity of earning the approbation of a kind and indulgent audience, such as last week assembled to hear them. But in the most friendly spirit we warn them that if they would sustain their well merited repu- tation they must not relax their industry,or turn cowards in the ascent of any hills of difficulty which in their future progress they will have, from time to time, to surrnount.- Tcnbu Observer. POLICE COURT.—Thursday, August loth, befcre the Mayor, G. White, and W. Roes, Euqrs, a number of cabmen and boatmen, seventeen in all, were brought up charged by P.O. T. Thomas with plying for hire, within the borough of Tenby, without having taken out licences, contrary to the bye-laws of the said borough. Licorices taken out, and ordered to pay costs, 3s. Esther Williams, of Manorbeer, was charged by Head-Constable Harrison with obstructing the highway, by leaving a cart thereon. Ordered to pay costs, 43,- Friday, August 16tb, before the Mayor, C. Alien, G. White, and W. Rees, Esqrs. Ralph Leith Gordon, landlord of the Commercial Inn. and John Smith, black- smith, were brought up under warrants, charged by Jfiroes Thomas, shoe-maker, with assaulting and beating him at the Commercial Inn on the previous evening. Mr Thomas Rees, of Swansea, appeared for the defen- dants. Gordon was fined 6d, with 15s 6d costs, and Smith £ 1, with, 15s 6d costs. Money paid in both cases. Elizabeth Griffiths, of Sperricombe, near Tenby, was charged by Head Constable Harrison with mali- 1 ciously and feloniously attempting to do an infant of tender .years, of the age of eight months, some grievous bodily harm, by assaulting and beating, and by not pro- viding the said infant with necessary food and clothing. E. Harrison deposed In consequenee of information received, on Monday last i went to defendant's house, at Sperrieomhe on entering the cottage I heard a child crying I asked the daughter where the child was: 1:1 she showed me the child: it was lying on two cnairs, I with nothing under it but rags I asked her to take the child, and she did so; I examined the arms and legs, and as far as I could judge the child appeared very much emaciated I directed the girl to turn the child up there was pimples on the buttocks, and quite red I came and informed Mr Chater: I afterwards returned with Mr Chater to the child, when he took it away and guva it into my charge I directed the child to be fed while I was there: it was fed, with broad and milk, which it immediately vomited I found the child toler- ably clssn. G-. Chater, Esq, M.E.O.S.E., deposed When I went to the house with Harrison I examined the child, and found it in a very emaciated and neglected state j the buttocks of the child were inflamed, and numerous pimples, the effects of its lying and soaking in its natural discharges the child had a strong appearance of suffering from want: I feel persuaded there is nothing wrong with the constitution of the child, he is full- grown I removed the child, and gave it in charge of Harrison. Martha. Ormond deposed; I live at the Windmills: I wis going for a pail of water to my brother's field about eight or nine èays" ago, when I saw the child lying on a sack between the door and the window: I was away about an hour, and on my return the child was still there I did not see a creature near it. Martha Brace deposed Mrs Griffiths had the care of the at Sperricombe; I have noticed the child cry very much when Mrs Griffiths has been out: I heard it cry three times one day, about an hour each time one day the girl was going out, when I called her back and told her that I should tell her mother she was neglecting the child: I complained to Mr and Mrs Griffiths about it; she has got a baby herself, a year and a half old I told ivlrs Griffiths I thought the child was left too long in the cradle; the time the child was left the three hours, I don't believe Mrs Griffiths came in the house. Discharged, Monday, August 19th, before the Mayor, G. White, Esq, and Rev T, II. Dunn, Esq. David Edwards, collier, charged by Head-Con- stable Harrison with being drunk and disorderly in the public streets on Saturday night, was fined os and costs. Money paid. Catherine and Rebecca Thomas, two prosti- tutes, were charged with vagrancy. Adjourned for a week, on their promising to leave the town. David' Thomas, chimney sweep, Cardiff, charged with being drunk and riotous, was fined 5s, and costs, 2s 6d. Money paid. —— Tuesday, August 20th, before the Mayor and G. White, Esq, Thoracis Jones, collier, Aberdare, was charged by Head-Constable Harrison with being drunk and riotous in the High Street, on the previous evening. Fined 10s, costs 3s 6d, or four- teen dsys' imprisonment. Richard Jones, Cwmathen, tin worker, was charged with Blealing- the sum of tll)- from the dwelling house of Mr William Williams, Prince of Wales Icn, Frog Street, on the previous after- noon. Remanded.
IkllLfoEjx ™ MILFORD HAVEN REGATTA. These races took place on Thursday last, a large con- coure of people being present. The town of Milford presented quite a gay appearance, the vessels in the har- bour being dressed out with bunting. The day was exceedingly fine, with a nice light breeze, which was just the thing to make a yachting match pleasant. The esplanade which overlooks the greater portion of the fine haven, was thronged with a. multitude of people of all classes, all of whom seemed fuily bent upon enjoying themselves, whilst the excellent band of the Milford Volunteers enhanced the pleasure of the day very con- siderably by playing some choice selections of music. The prizes were not very large in amount: however this did not at all disparage the amusements, as the entries were numerous, and the competition good. The regatta is under the patronage of Col. Sir Hugh Owen, Col. R. F. Greville, and Mr Walters, Haverfordwest Bank. The stewards were Captains Walker and Clements, R.E., Dr Griffith, Capt Jackson, and Messrs Wehnert, Cooling, Smith, Marriott, and Still. Capt Ii. Williams acted as starter. The courses for the various races were nearly similar to last year, and also the distances for the rowing matches. About noon the Run fired for the first race, fot-cutter yachts,- open or half-decked, not exceeding 15 tons, belonging to Milford Haven; time race, for 8 sovereigns, the result being as follows :-lst, £-5, Fairy, Mr J. Thomas; 2nd, £2. Typhus, Mr John Davies; 3rd, £ 1, Will o'the Wisp, Convnander Berkeley, R.N. Race for Angle or Harbour fishing boats :-lst, £ 4, Robert and Hannah, S. Griffiths; 2nd, X- I 10s, J. Dug- gan .3rd, 10s, Ten by Lass, S. Rodgers. The race for Milford fishing boats: nrst..e2; Maria, W. Leonard second, XI, John and William, J. Lewis. The race tor open pleasure boat'1 not exceeding fifteen feet in length: first..63 10s, Vindex, Mr F. Jones; second, XI, Fairy, Mr T. Edmund; third, 10s, Flirt, Mr E. Davies. This was the best race of the day, and ex- cited considerable interest among the nautical fraternity, much speculation being rife as to the result, as the boats were all admirably handled, the winning boat being sailed by Edwin John, pilot, and the second boat by T. Warlow. Mr F. Jones's boats were all first class, as the boats built by him won no less than seven prizes during the day, competing with some very racy looking craft. The race for four-oared gigs, to be rowed by mechanics Iv of Milford Haven: first. Sweetheart, Mr E. C. Cooling second, ,;1;,1, Antonio, Mr G. Davies; third, lOs, Jenny Lind, Mr F. Jones. Race for four-oared boats, to b3 rowed by Langutn women: first, £ 3, Samuel and Mary Davies; second, 4)1 James and Margaret Llewellyn. This was a gamely contested race, and, as usual, aiforded considerable amusement. Ritco for fouivoared boats, to be rowed by artillery- men or other soldiers, stationed in the forts on the Haven; first..£"2, Thorn Island, Mr Byde; second, £ 1, Dale Point, William Savlile, Race for four-oared boats not exceeding 20 feet in length: first, £ 3, Rose, Mr Morgan second, £ 1, Lark, Mr John Williams. Race for punts a sweepstakes of 2s Gd each with 20s added. Three boats started, and the race was won by the Water Lily, J. Evans, J. Lewis, in the f nnie, taking second place after a sharp burst. The Duck Hunt, which concluded the aquatic amuse- ments, was won by the renowned Harry Rees, in the punt. Time, 20 minutes, G. Davies's gig, the Antonio, being the pursuer. Rees received quite an ovation of cheers. The ordinary and the ball were held at the Nelson Hotel in the evening, but they wero both very thinly attended. Oa Friday rustic sports were held on the esplanade, and a large number of people was' present. and a large number of people was' present.
NARBEKTH, ORDINATION Ing services' have been held during the past week at the Tab' made Independent Cbapef, in connection with the ordination of Mr James Thomas, of Chesbunt. College, who is about to leave tin's country to engage in the mission work in China, undef the auspices of the London Missionary Society. on Monday even ing, August 19th, twosermons were preached in English by Professor Morgan, of Carmarthen Colif'i$pt and in welsh, by the Rev Simon Evans. Ou Tu,.sd81 morning the ordination took place After the usual opening services, the Rev W Fairbrother, Secretary of the Society* occupied some time in giving a very interesting account of the various efforts which had been made for the evan- gelisation of China from the earliest period. He tIFD described the field of labour (Shanghai) upon which the young missionary is appointed to enter. The Rev Josspk Morris, of Bristol, formerly pastor of the church at Narbertb, next spoke of his connection with Mr Thonoss during his pastorate, and since his removal, and testified to his christian character, and expressed desire to eog,1ge in the mission work. He read a portion of a letter from the principal of Chesbunt College, in which a hieh testi- mony,vas borne to the chris ian bearing of daring his connection with the College, and to his capa* bilities for the important work to which he had devoted himself. The Rev. W. Fairbrother, stated that thO appointment of Mr Thomas, to Shanghai, which is one of the most important stations in China, was in itself a sufficient evidence of the esteem and confidence of Missionary Committee. The Rev. D. Mathias, of Sanll- dersfoot, next asked the usual questions, to which Mf Thomas gave very satisfactory replies. After a hymn had been sung the Rev C. (hnon, of Milford, offered the ordination prayer, and by the ceremony of 'laying on of hands,' the young minister was solemnly set apart for the missionary work. The Rev J. Griffiths, of St. Florence, next gave a description of the field of labour, in Welsh. fn the evening the charge to the newly ordained mis- sionary was delivered by the Rev J. Morris, of Bristol, who took for his text, Ephesians iii. 8. The whole of the services were well attended, and a spirit of deep soleninity pervaded them.
C A Ft M A R T II E N. THE NATIONAL "E 1ST F. D D FO D AT C A R M A R T II E N. The ancier.t town of Carmarthen, so famous for iii Eist.ec!dfodau in times past, is again on the tlctoe of expectation for the extraordinary treat that awaits theffl in the first week of September—namely the meetings of the National Eisteddfod and the grand concerts and musical festivals in connection therewith. The pros- pects of this Eisteddfod are the brightest that have yet dawned on the national institution. The subscriotion list already amounts to upwards of £1,000 -neady dcubls that of any former Eisteddfod. Not a stone has been unturned nor an effort unmade by the Local Committee to make the arrangements for the week perfect; and the National Council has in every instance sanctioned and appreciated their labours. In noticing the preparations that i'GB being made for this the most promising of Eisteddfoda-u, prominence should be given to the Pavilion, so admirably conceded by Mr J. L. Collard; and so satisfactorily constructed- under the architect's personal superintendence by J. Lewis, the contractor. The back seata are six feet higher than the front seats, and the gmdient being gentle from front to back, every person in the Pavilion will be able to ace all that occurs on the platform. TUe platform itself is large enough for a small Eisteddfod, consisting of three floors or galleries, and the building is of that immense size that it will comfortably accommodate eight thousand. Notwithstanding the vastnesa of its dimen- sions, its acoustic properties are perfect, —so perfect that when tried in the presence of Mr Brinley Richards the faintest note could be distinctly heard in every part of the building, a circumstance which evoked from Mr Richards an expression of high approval. This is J10 less satisfactory to the architect than it is to the Com- mittee. The Pavilion is now in the bauds of the deco- rators, s.nd when finished will no doubt be the most magnificent erection of the kind ever witnessed in Wales. The gentlemen who will preside on the several days are- Tnesday, D. Pugh, Esq., M.P. for Cara, a cn, ire; Wednesday, J ohn Johnes, Esq., Heccrder of the Dorough. of Carmarthen and Chairman cf the County Quarter Sessions; Thursday, the Rev. J. Rector of Neath, atd Chairman of the National Council; and Fri- day, H. Lavallin Puxley, the late High Sheriff for the County of Carmarthen- all good men and true, who nave given abundant proofs of their fitness for the distinguished office which they will hold, and have contributed libe- rally to the exchequer of the Eisteddfod. The bards and minstrels of the Eisteddfod will be John Owen, Esq. (Owen A.law), organist, Chester; Vr- L. Lewis, Esq., Denbigh (LIow Llwyvo); Llewellf9 Williams, Esq. (Cerddor y Dc) Eos Mon, and Idn5 Fychan. The conductors will be John Thomas, Esfp* Carmarthen (leuan Morganwg), and D. Seys Lew;e, Esq., Mynyddislwyn. There is no doubt that in the hands of these gentlemen the catering for the public at the morning meetings will be perfect. In the evening of the each day, commencing at siX o'clock, there will be grand concerts. The artistes en- gaged stand second to none in their profession, white some of them are immeasurably supcricr to s'al!-comer3' First stands Mr Brinley Richards, tbe prince of pianistsf who cannot forego the satisfaction of taking the lead in his native town, notwithstanding the numerous attractions of the Continent at this season next comes the eminent Welsh composer and brilliant harpist Pencerdd Gwalia; and c.trsat never before given in Wales will be afforded b/ Mr Lazarus, a man of European fame for his execution 011 the clarionet. The vocalists will be Miss Edith Wynne, Madame Patey Whytock, Miss Edmonds, Mr CummingSf and Mr Lewis Thomas—names that must command an ust cot:, an, audience and voices that must charm the most fastidioaS ears. We find from a glance we have just had at the proof of the programme, that these artistes will not ccn- fine their talents to the concerts merely but that each has kindly consented to sing at the morning meetings. The Eisteddfod proper begins on Tuesday, tha 3rd of September, continuing over Friday but a higtly in" tcresting meeting will take place on Monday evening, .at which Mr Salter, F.G.S., A.L.S., and late palaeontologist of the Government Geological Survey, Mr W. P. Prober'* the Rector of Neath, and other gentlemen of distinguished attainments will take part. A large numbers of Welsh bards, ovates, minstrels, Sen. will arrive at Carmarthen in time to attend the inaugural meeting on Monday* evening. In connection with the Eisteddfod there will be a11 exhibition of the art, industry, and products of Wales, at which medals and cards of honourable mention will hi} awarded to successful exhibitors. Applications for space are already numerous.. In the morning of .each day there will be meetings ot the social and scientific sections, at which papers otl various questions will be read and discussed. A.numbe!' of able writers and speakers will take part in these prO- ceedirsgs, This department is under the able prcaidcosy of Hugh Owen, Esq., London. A very prominent and unique feature of this Eistedd- fod will be a magnificent picture gallery of moderB British art, including a valuable selection of pain"0^ from the 8. Kensington Museum, and some of the productions of the modern masters. This exhibition W"* be held in the Assembly Room, under the managecieo" of Mr rlosford, of the Government School of Art. will also be an exhibition of natural history objects,_ eluding geological, mineralogical, botanical, and otner specimens, under the superintendence of Salter, F.G.b. In the antiquarian department of great national interest will be exhibited, including tn° armour of Sir Rhys sp Thomas, kindly lent for the occa- sion by his noble descendant Lord Dynevor. inviting feature will be a magnificent display of fragra and beautiful flowers, got up by way of variety traction by a committee of ladies. All these interes*1 features combined will render the National Eisteddfo Carmarthen the most attractive that has ever been he The various Railway Companies are vying other in their efforts to facilitate t'ac proceedings. excursion trains will run daily on the Great ^e,9.tea0. the Tenby and Whitland, the Carmarthen and Ca: the Manchester and Milford, the Yale of I' Bne Cambrian railways; and should tbe weather Pr0 f v--3i> there will be an unpreccdentedly immense influx ot Y* tors into Carmarthen during the Eisteddfod week.